Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering) – Facilities Design

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State of CT DOT

Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering) – Facilities Design
Rail & Project Management

Recruitment #230622-9108FQ-001

Newington, CT

Date Opened: 6/28/2023 12:00:00 AM
Salary: $100,634*-$141,677/year *Salary Effective 6/30/23-Salary Commensurate with Experience and/or Ed
Job Type: Open to the Public
Close Date: 7/12/2023 11:59:00 PM

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Do you want to advance initiatives to develop and construct Connecticut’s public transportation network?
If so, read below and apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for two exciting Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering) (Facilities Design – Rail and Project Management) roles within the Facilities Design Unit located at our headquarters in Newington, CT. These positions will support the DOT’s initiatives to develop and construct Connecticut’s public transportation network.

Competitive starting salary *MOU pg. 21*
Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage
Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
Paid time off including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
A culture that encourages work/life balance
Professional growth and development opportunities
On-site low-cost fitness center, on-site cafeteria and Electric Vehicle (EV) charging
Alternate work schedule opportunities
Ample free parking with easy access from major highways or by public transportation
Tuition reimbursement
Work for a Forbes top company: State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 – State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedules
Join an award winning agency! CTDOT was recently awarded the Employer of the Year award by the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE)!

Facilities Design has challenging openings for senior level engineers to work on rails and bus transit projects. The primary focus of these positions is to provide engineering and project management for new or renovation design projects at facilities that support rail and bus transit operations. These projects include rail stations, rail maintenance facilities, track, signal and catenary for rail operations, bus maintenance facilities, parking garages and other facilities that support the public transportation network for the State. In this role you will showcase your knowledge of contemporary techniques, concepts and procedures employed in the fields of civil engineering, as applied to the DOT.

You will be expected to travel to and attend trainings, conferences, public meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours when necessary and possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license. Please list your Driver’s license number, expiration date, and issuing State in the “Licenses and Professional Certifications” section of your application.  If applicable, please also list your Professional Engineer (PE) license number and expiration date, Engineer in Training licensure and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications you hold.

Full-time (40 hours/week)
1st Shift
Newington, CT
P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit.
Hybrid (office/telework) work schedules may be available

The Facilities Design Unit provides in-house and consultant engineering design and technical support services in the areas of Civil, Architectural, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

We are looking for energetic and driven team players who are passionate about serving the public and about the work we do within the DOT and Facilities Design unit to deliver our mission.

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
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Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location or shift.
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Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for acting as a working lead who assists a supervisor in supervising a designated group of employees and/or for performing the most complex engineering or related tasks in one or more aspects of engineering projects or studies in the areas of administration, bridge design, design, drainage, electrical, foundations, hydraulics, maintenance, operations, pavement management, regulation compliance, rehabilitation, research, traffic or utilities.
As a Transportation Engineer 3 in Facilities Design you may be assigned working lead responsibility for lower-level engineers and may perform advanced engineering work within your assigned discipline. You will implement programs, projects and activities for rail and bus transportation and maintenance facilities.

Examples of Duties include:

Develop and/or implement programs, projects and activities for rail and bus transportation involving operations, equipment, construction, maintenance, engineering
Perform complex design work including preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates
Management of project schedules and budgets
Prepare agreements and contract documents
Act as liaison with municipalities, regional authorities, other State and federal agencies
Provide technical support to and coordinate with other DOT units
Oversee consultant engineers in order to ensure completeness, accuracy and conformance with procedures and standards
Develop detailed analyses; review, interpret and coordinate contracts, agreements and/or Federal Railroad Administration regulations and Connecticut General Statutes with railroads and local, regional, State and Federal agencies
Conduct research, analysis, and computations
Provide technical advice and recommendations
Prepare reports and manuals
Oversee inspections
Conduct field reviews
Respond to legislative requests and public inquiries
Represent Department at town and public meetings and in negotiations
Participate on committees
Provide engineering support during construction
Serve as expert witness in legal proceedings
Analyze problems and recommend effective solutions
Assist in development of policy
See other examples of duties here
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices involved in transportation engineering such as bridge design, foundations, highway design, transportation facilities design, transportation planning, maintenance, drainage or hydraulics, research, pavement design, pavement management and traffic; knowledge of administrative and financial controls with respect to transportation engineering plans, contracts, projects and reports; considerable knowledge of operational methodologies and established policies; considerable analytical, problem solving and technical report development skills; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret and apply principles of information systems and technologies; ability to analyze plans and estimates; some supervisory ability.

A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and three (3) years of experience in transportation engineering.
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the working level in a professional transportation engineering capacity. For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Engineer 2 (ENGINEERING).
1. Possession of Professional Engineer (PE) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302 may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.

2. Possession of Engineer-In-Training (EIT) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302 may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.

3. A Master’s degree in engineering may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.

4. Current incumbents in the class of Transportation Engineer 2 (ENGINEERING) who do not possess the degree or certification/licensure qualifications as detailed on this class specification may be considered for promotion to Transportation Engineer 3 (ENGINEERING) upon having three (3) years of experience in transportation engineering. One (1) of the three (3) years’ must have been as a Transportation Engineer 2 (ENGINEERING).
Possession of a degree or coursework in Civil, Transportation, Architectural Engineering, or a closely related field
Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (P.E.) license
Experience supervising, evaluating and developing improved performance of junior engineers
Experience with relevant federal, state, agency and bureau manuals, policies, and procedures
Experience with development and administration of Federally funded projects
Experience analyzing problems and recommending effective solutions for engineering related issues
Experience preparing and reviewing complex technical reports and documents
Experience leading people and managing tasks, including influencing staff in higher level positions, to achieve common goals
Experience working independently, being self-motivated and taking ownership of assignments
Experience with Bluebeam, Compass, Microsoft Project and other engineering discipline-related applications and modeling software
Experience using Microsoft Office 365 including scheduling meetings, managing data, composing correspondence, report writing and tracking work
Experience communicating verbally and in writing and presenting complex information to diverse populations including officials, peers, members of the public and small and large groups
Experience in Engineering, Maintenance or Construction Management
Experience working in a railroad or railroad related organization
Experience developing relationships and coordinating effectively with other Department units, consultants, towns, state and federal agencies and other stakeholders
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

2. Incumbents may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from highway or construction environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.

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